It is no secret that I am obsessed with Esper. Oloro is like my Esper dream card. He represents white with Life gain every turn. He represents Black with Table drain. Lastly he represents Blue with card advantage. The only thing that would make him better, would be if he was a vampire Shaman or Warlock(Witches have these sub-types) instead of a Giant Soldier.

I originally set out to make a curse deck, for I am a witch and have always loved the idea. Though it was gimmicky and fun, I could not make it competitive enough to keep up with my Husband and my playgroup. This is what the deck has become.

Rather than having huge spells that gain large amounts of life, I prefer to have many triggers of lifegain instead. Such as with Kambal, Authority of the Consuls, and Polluted Bonds. This is not only better for getting more activation out of Oloro, cards like Drogskol Reaver, and Archangel of Thune prefer it too.

Running a deck that gains so much we need to weaponize it, not just let it sit around. Felidar Sovereign is an easy way to win if there are no responses, but also, just check the table for any removal. A card that has closed many games in this fashion is Aetherflux Reservoir.

Talking about spending life, life is definitely a resource for this deck. The life cost of fetch lands and cards like Anguished Unmaking, Murderous Rider, or K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth become negligible.

Card advantage definitely wins games. This deck has many on turn draws such as, Duskmantle Seer and Twilight Prophet. Though on the theme of taxing also employs cards like, Notion Thief and Rhystic Study.

I could go into all of the card advantage, but this deck bleeds card draw.

The main win condition of this deck is weaponizing life gain with cards such as Aetherflux Reservoir, Felidar Sovereign, Sanguine Bond, and Archangel of Thune. Lastly, draining the Table and swinging all in for lethal when everyone is low.

Less of a combo, but Felidar Sovereign abuses the starting life total for a quick win if unchecked.

Beacon of Immortality paired with Sanguine Bond is usually a player killing move. Though the Beacon paired with Tainted Remedy is absolutely a player killer.

Exquisite Blood plus Cliffhaven Vampire and/or Sanguine Bond creates an infinite Loop.

K'rrik definitely loves both Crypt Ghast and Blind Obedience. He has a ridiculous interaction with extort. Specially when there are two or more opponents.

Aetherflux Reservoir + Bolas's Citadel have potentially endless interaction, Sensei's Divining Top acting as lubrication to make sure nothing stops the cogs from turning.

Cards that I feel are under preforming will be placed here.

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Date added 2 years
Last updated 2 days

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

11 - 0 Mythic Rares

50 - 0 Rares

22 - 0 Uncommons

5 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.00
Tokens None Treasure, 5/5 Horse, 1/1 City's Blessing, 2/2 Manifest
Folders Commander Ideas, EDH, Oloro lilfegain, Uncategorized, Buy, Oloro, Commander
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-1 Counterspell main
+2 Fierce Guardianship main
-1 Gitaxian Probe main
+1 Shadowspear maybe
+2 Talisman of Hierarchy main
+1 Vampiric Tutor maybe
+1 Vilis, Broker of Blood acquire